Dinesh Karthik is one of the experienced wicketkeeper-batters in the current era. He is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. The wicketkeeper-batter is known for his ability to play a wide range of shots.
His spectacular performances were there for everyone to see in this season’s IPL. The experienced campaigner is also one of the very few batters to have played for five teams in the Indian Premier League.
The two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders released Dinesh Karthik ahead of the mega auction. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore recruited his services for Rs 5.5 crore at the mega auction held in Bengaluru.
Dinesh Karthik has the second-best batting average of 105 in the ongoing season and has one of the best strike-rates in this season as well. He has struck the balls at a strike-rate of 200. Having played eight games so far this season, he scored 210 runs. He did justice to his price tag by remaining unbeaten 4 times with scores of 32, 14, 44, 7, and 34
Whenever the top-order batters collapse, DK who comes at No.5 is bound to lift the scoreboard with his attacking brand of cricket. The 37-year-old has also expressed his interest to play for Team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022.
The marquee event is slated to be held in Australia later this year (October-November). Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar has lavished praise on Dinesh Karthik. “There are not many right now who are picking up line & length of a bowler so quickly like @DineshKarthik has been doing” Watch what @sachin_rt had to say about Dinesh Karthik’s unreal form! 🔥,” Sachin said.
Sachin’s opinion drew the attention of Dinesh Karthik as the veteran cricketer took to Twitter and came up with a superb reply. “That feeling of being on cloud 9 when the G.O.A.T of cricket appreciates you.” Dinesh Karthik’s reply went viral on social media.